Choi Kwang-Do offered at Taylor Sportsplex

Choi Kwang Do is now offered at the Taylor Sportsplex, 13333 Telegraph Road.

Choi Kwang Do was developed by Grandmaster Kwang Jo Choi, who studied the body with the help of doctors in physiology, psychology, kinesiology and neurophysiology. It was introduced in 1987 and is considered a help to children with ADD/ADHD, emotional handicaps and learning disabilities.

According to Tony and Mary DiCarlo, the owners of DiCarlo Choi Kwang Do, the martial art features easy-to-learn movements that will increase a child’s attention span, focus and overall self-discipline.

Tony DiCarlo, the certified chief instructor, said there are many benefits of joining a Choi Kwang Do class, including:
●Personal development – social, mental, emotional and physical.
●Development of leadership and a winning attitude.
●Taught in a non-competitive, non-contact, safe and fun learning environment.
●Self-discipline and goal setting are encouraged.
●Aimed at achieving optimal health.
●An activity the whole family can do together. Students range from 3 to over 90 years old.

There are four programs:
●Lil’ Dragons: 3-5 years old. Focus on stranger danger, developing social skills and gross and fine motor skills in a toddler-friendly environment.
●Lil’ Ninjas: 6-9 years old. The kids are learning the basic techniques of Choi Kwang Do and how to listen and use self-discipline while boosting their self confidence.
●Family: 6-90 years old. All ages and ranks. Good chance for parents and children to train together.
●Adults: 14 and older. Adult environment in which participants can learn more close range defense drills and give the cardio a little higher beat.

As of November 13, 2006, there is a grand opening special. For more information, call (734) 777-2235, send e-mail to or visit